ADVERTISEMENT

did Natalie Portman do her own dancing in ‘Black Swan’?

March 24, 2011 | celebrity | editor | 0 Comments

Natalie Portman won an Academy Award for her work as a ballet dancer in Black Swan, but some are saying she was a little too good, that there’s no way she could perfect moves in months that real dancers can’t do in years.  Her fiance Benjamin Millepied, who was also the choreographer for the movie, says that’s 15 percent nonsense.  

“It was so believable, it was fantastic, that beautiful movement quality,” he told the LA Times. “There are articles now talking about her dance double that are making it sound like [Sarah Lane, her body double] did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the fouettés, and one diagonal [phrase] in the studio. Honestly, 85% of that movie is Natalie.”

And the Huffington Post speaks to another dancer who worked on the movie who says essentially the same thing.  That it was mostly Natalie and she was really good.  The real question is who cares.  I assumed it wasn’t Natalie. That shit looks hard but I don’t care either way. It’s a movie. If I wanted to see literal reality I would just sit here and stare out the window.

Tags: natalie portman



Disclaimer: All rights reserved for writing and editorial content. No rights or credit claimed for any images featured on wwtdd.com unless stated. If you own rights to any of the images because YOU ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHER and do not wish them to appear here, please contact us info(@)egotastic.com and they will be promptly removed. If you are a representative of the photographer, provide signed documentation in your query that you are acting on that individual's legal copyright holder status.

Advertisement


Related Post

Advertisement


Advertisement